money - nauda

Vārds money (latviski - nauda) ir cēlies no latīņu vārda moneta ar nozīmi "monēta". Savukārt, latīņu vārds cēlies no Juno tempļa uz Kapitolija, kas ir viens no septiņiem Romas kalniem.

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Everything has a price. Just name yours.

What about you? Would you do something for a certain amount of money?

Here comes a little story...

Let's say someone would ask you to do something terrible or nasty to a stranger or maybe to someone close to you like a friend or relative? Would you do it if that person would offer you 10 euros? Would you?

You say you wouldn't? What about a hundred euros? Would that be sufficient? No? Well, how about 1000 euros or let it better be 10000.

Still no? So you are a very good person.

Ok, the person says, let's make a deal. You name the price.

Then you say to that person the following words: "I am not going to do anything terrible or nasty, not to anyone and not in my lifetime. No way! Not even for a million!"

Alright then, I believe you, he says. You are a truly honorable person. I like your attitude, you know how to make business. I'll give you two million. Deal?

Money doesn't smell as they say. Two million euros is a lot of money and you know that. You probably need a lot of things and money can help but the person asks you to do something very terrible. You will probably have a bad conscience for a very long time, possibly even your entire life.

So after very long consideration, you say to that person: "NO! Leave me alone!"

See how good you are! Unbelievable that such people still exist on this earth.

Then, finally, this person says. Ok, you won. I will leave you now. I see you are a true gemstone, one in a million, perhaps even one in a hundred million. It was an honor to talk to you. I am going now and I am going to take my one billion euros with me. Perhaps the next person will be less good and will get the job done. Have a nice day!

Then you say: "Wait, what did you just say? You said you are going to offer someone one billion euros for getting my job done. I will do it myself. Why didn't you offer me that one billion straight from the beginning? I will do it. Give me the money now."

"Happy?" End!

P.S. Would you do it? What would you do and for what amount? Would there be a difference if it affects your friend or a complete stranger?

The above-named amounts are just examples and could reach even higher limits. One could do a lot of good for one really, really terrible deed. Is it worth it?

Angļu Valodas Kursi Pieaugušajiem, Jauniešiem un Bērniem. Money - Nauda

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